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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss

It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
Mortimer Adler

"the insidious ways that egoism, individualism, and narcissism destroy the conditions that make shared life possible."Alexis de Tocqueville'

"It’s the combination of narcissism

Narcissism is our nation's number one killer and there is no known cure...

Quote from a victim of a narcissistic father, who eventually kills her, Quote from Law and Order Special Cases TV show May 2007

In general, the problem with our culture is narcissism, solipsism and selfishness." Professor Steven Post, bioethics at Case Western Reserve University

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Lewis Carroll, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (also the Narcissist's world view)

"Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy." Nora Ephron

But even mental health workers don't necessarily have a good sense of what a scary person a Narcissist may be. They and we can pretty easily fall back on the notion that a narcissist is an "egomaniac", or an exhibitionist - the topless dancer, or the office clothes horse, or the person who is always consumed with the pronoun "I". Gerald L. Rowles

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. Christopher Lasch

"When people are driving themselves crazy, they have neuroses or psychosis. When they drive other people crazy, they have personality disorders. but Though there is plenty of narcism without greatness, there is no greatness without narcissism." Albert Bernstein

"Narcissism heals itself away from loneliness into creation: in our narcissism we wound nature and make things that cannot be loved, but when our narcissism is transformed, the result is the love of self that engenders a sense of union with all of nature and things."

Moore, Thomas, "Care of the Soul" New York: Harper Collins,1992



But I have reached

my destination and,

kneeling at water's

edge, look and see

myself framed by

everything that goes

on - endlessly

beginning all around



By Robert Cording

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Fearful people are more dependent, more easily manipulated and controlled, more susceptible to deceptively simple, strong, tough measures and hard-line postures. ... They may accept and even welcome repression if it promises to relieve their insecurities.

George Gerbner

Half the harm that is done in this world
Is due to people who want to feel important
They don't mean to do harm ­
But the harm does not interest them.
Or they do not see it, or they justify it
Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle
To think well of themselves.

T. S. Eliot

"If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect." Ted Turner


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Narcissistic Personality Symptoms

  1. grandiosity / exaggeration
  2. fantastic thinking / romantic
  3. believes special / unique
  4. requires admiration
  5. entitled / demanding
  6. exploitive / manipulative
  7. lacks empathy
  8. envious / jealous
  9. arrogant / haughty

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